living in the upside-down kingdom
You can read my intro/interview with Shawn from Tuesday here.
The Baby Boomers’ Inadequate Gift to Us–guest post by Shawn Smucker
“We expected something,
Something better than before.
We expected something more.”
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We watched the sun set, all of us sitting there by the fire pit but it was warm so we didn’t light the fire. Deer wandered through the waist-high grass at the edge of the woods, and as darkness seeped up from the shadows and spread towards the sky, the lightning bugs began to blink.
My daughter, five years old and full of optimism, ran inside for a jar, then dashed back and forth through the night. She saw a light and ran towards it, but by the time she arrived, it was dark. Another light, another mad dash. Another…
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